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Excellent show, clear recording.
Interstellar amazingness from the boys - this recording has such a light touch to it, the instrumentation a little 'distant', if you will, and this makes for a very cool, easy sound as they jam through their sets...this much-heralded Eleven is, yes, pretty special.
Would be great to hear whatever's missing someday - that Dark Star we catch up to sounds pretty vibrant!
Subject: Yes, Janice Was There (so was I)
I was in third row left side and after the Dead played this set Janice performed with what I recall was the Cosmic Blues Band, not BBATHC. Dead opened for Joplin two nights. I think this was the second night. If memory serves there was an early and late show for both bands. At one show Janice got to drunk to finish and her band just jammed on without her. People were not pleased! Great night of music to be sure but all I remember as being standout was Alligator. Of course now that I listen to it again here the Caution is simply sick. Well, it's all great. My theory is that the dead played extra tight when they opened for other "bigger" bands. I can't believe this show exists!! Thank you!!
PS. Happy Birthday Jerome.
Subject: The boogey-Man
You know those times when you're just hearing the music, not really listening, and suddenly something just grabs you? That Caution Jam does just that. It explodes!!!
Subject: almost there...
Nice St. Steven>The Eleven, BLAZIN' RED HOT Caution to close out the set, but imho, the shows from the last week of the month blow this away. This Alligator is solid, but listen to the Gator from 2/28 and you'll forget they even played this version. Maybe it's a little unfair to compare this show to the other-worldly fillmore shows, but still, i've heard nary a set in '69 that gets any less than a 4 (sloppiness and all).
Subject: Alligator Jam
So many licks...sounds like Duane A. and Jerry jammin' together. Weren't some of these Fillmore East gigs with ABB?
Subject: nice sound
i am listening with headphones and there is a clear separation of the two drummers, sweet. what a stellar show
Subject: With Janis before or after?
There's a popular bootleg of a dynamite Janis Joplin set at this venue on the same date . . . I'm guessing this was one incredible day of music . . . where did I put that time machine again?
Burnt Rich -
Subject: Don't miss out on this one........
Powerful. Very inspired playing. Everyone is on.....not mentioned yet, the last part of Caution is damn near heavy-metal--thick and chunky and wild!!!
Subject: i'll slap my endorsement on this one
this show is absolutley fillthy
i mean i used to not like it when the eleven was sung but this show made me reconsider
everthing from this is out o' line
Subject: the other ones
for missing tracks, as evil pac-man said, you can pick this up.. i haven't seen it solo myself, but i know it was also part of a huge box set..
Killer Dupree, with Jerry on high end harmonies.. this entire show features them in PRIME connection with one another, and the spacey jams will flip you out.
acquire this one through any means possible.
This is the eleven I keep coming back to. Especially for that hot spell after the verse. Red hot - as another reviewer put it for a different gig 'the valves in Jerry's amp must have been burning like red hot coals'.
Beautiful Alligator with everyone on and a big fat finish.
Thanks to everyone for this site, it's one of the jewels of the net. If you had anything to do with it then you are a star - Go to bed knowing you were/are part of something brilliant - w
Subject: William Tell Is Dancing In His Grave!
Best Eleven I've Ever Heard.
They just sound so alive and passionate.
It's sad to compare this to the last 1995 show on Archive, but I guess that's death for you. And, as we know too well, "Death Don't Have No Mercy."
I Can't Come Down -
Subject: This is a great show
Yep, I listen to this show twice a week or so, during my planning period at school. I would have to say that track 7 is the crunchiest of all the tracks here. Would love to hear the opening songs.
omst clean dead tape ive heard in awhile. sit back and let this soak in. so beautiful, i just wana die.
Cliff Hucker -
Subject: The Eleven
15 minute runaway locomotive version!
This one rages and changes gears like a Viola Lee Blues.
Evil Pac Man -
Subject: This is a Released Show...
Not sure if anyone knows, but around 1999 I found this show at Best Buy....I assume it was before Dick's Picks came around but it has the entire show, re-mastered and complete. It really is quite something!
I lost those discs, so just as curiosity I looked for it, so I'm glad they'ree still streaming!!!
As with all the other reviewers, I echo their sentiments. Stephen>11 is HOT.
5 stars for SURE.
Subject: What pace!
The opening three songs (DS, St., 11) really offer everthing there is to get from a typical (which means GREAT!) '69 show. To me, the essence of this show is in the 11. This version just totally smokes. The speed of the song is very reminiscent of a Caution or Viola Lee jam in that is starts out a bit slower then just goes faster and faster until you cannot believe how fast they are playing. There are two ENORMOUS peaks in this version as well. The first is just past the 7:00 minute mark. JG is just on freaking fire. His playing is so fast you can barely comprehend what he is playing (and I'm not sure he could if you could stop and ask him). After this catharsis, there is a moment to catch your breath, but then we hit the 11:00 minute mark and, as if to prove you weren't imagining what you had heard earlier, they again stoke the fires as high as they will go. This is truly one of "the" versions of the 11 in my opinion (along with 2/27/69 and 3/15/69). The rest of the show, while still fantastic, seems a bit tired after the pace and energy unleashed during the Star->St.->11 sequence. This a great companion to the Fillmore East 2/11/69 discs released a few years ago. These discs prove just what the dead could do to blend speed, dexterity, emotion, and exploration into one of the most powerful "hours" of your life. This one is not to be missed!! (Some slight oversaturation on the sound in places should not cause you any concern, its still sounds fantastic.)
capn doubledose -
Subject: This may be my favorite 11 ever....
Words cannot describe how hot this is - now sober up and stream this now!
Subject: phil lesh is a harmony-geometric genius
he phils in all the right places, check out st stephen. Stream starts at the end of dark star, which is a killer version. So sad that so little of it is on this recording, because it really sounds experimental. The band is on fire. this is an "on" night.
Subject: buried treasure
How did I miss this show on the archive? I agree with the previous post. This is a great show and superb sound quality as well. The missing chunk of Dark Star is
unfortunate but what's here is mighty tasty. The Alligator>Caution is the real centerpiece. Recommended download.
Okay, just a little shocked that no one else reviewed this yet. Just great stuff. It's ashamed that some at the start is missing but this is superb!! both in Audio quaility and the playing. Unreal "The Eleven" . Fantastic "Caution" !! I really don't think you'll be sorry if you download this.